Casino and Gambling news stories from Apr 2006

Powerball Winner Donates to Buddhist Temple - Sunday 30th of April 2006

NEBRASKA – As reported by the Lincoln Journal Star: "For four years, members of Lincoln's Vietnamese Buddhist community have scrimped and saved for their dream of a new temple. Now they're $400,000 closer — thanks to a gift from Powerball winner....


Ameristar Fined for Jackpot Limits - Sunday 30th of April 2006

MISSOURI – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "Pai gow poker players at Ameristar's Kansas City casino were prevented from winning the top prize of $62,500 because the company had improperly posted a $20,000 lid on jackpots."The Missouri Gaming ....


Nevada Gold Granted Temporary NY License - Sunday 30th of April 2006

NEW YORK – Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (AMEX:UWN) today announced that on April 26, 2006, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board granted a temporary conditional track license to Nevada Gold NY, Inc. on behalf of Tioga Downs. The license en....


Pechanga Casino Enacts Tips Pool - Sunday 30th of April 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Press Enterprise: "An ace and a face mean money at the blackjack table, but for dealers at some Inland tribal casinos, shuffling cards isn't paying off like it used to. "Next month, Pechanga Resort & Casino near Tem....


PBL to Manage Moscow Casino - Sunday 30th of April 2006

MOSCOW – As reported by Hotels Magazine: "Australia's Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL) has signed an agreement with Russia's Crocus Group and is expected to manage a casino and a hotel in Moscow, said Emin Agalarov, one of owners of Crocus Gr....


Allegiant Air Cancels Ad Deal - Sunday 30th of April 2006

by Richard N. VelottaBy Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunLAS VEGAS Allegiant Air, the Las Vegas-based low-fare air carrier, has abruptly canceled an ad deal with an online casino company that would have turned six of the airline's jets into flying ....


Blackpool Nightclub Proposed for Casino - Sunday 30th of April 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Blackpool Today: "Coral Island is planning to convert the former Palace nightclub into a three-storey gaming venue which would also include a restaurant and a show bar."Called the Coral Island Casino, it would b....


Tourist Missing After Gambling Binge - Sunday 30th of April 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the UK Daily Telegraph: "A British tourist is missing after apparently gambling away the money for her return flight to London at Star City casino."Frances Mary Embleton, 24, from London, was last seen at the Three Wise ....


Casino Data Imaging Announces New Sales - Sunday 30th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS Casino Data Imaging (CDI), the casino industry leader in data visualization and report writing slot analysis solutions, announced today that Casino Del Sol, Casino of the Sun, Paradise Casino Arizona, and Paradise Casino California have....


Harrah's Focuses on Expansion - Sunday 30th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Las Vegas-based Harrah's Entertainment said Thursday that with hotel-casinos that were once part of Caesars Entertainment now under its corporate banner, the company can turn its attention toward expand....


Lobby Group Calls for Online Gambling Study - Sunday 30th of April 2006

by Tony BattLas Vegas Gaming WireWASHINGTON, DC The board of directors for the casino industry's top lobbying group agreed unanimously this week to call for a one-year study of Internet gambling by a federal commission.The action Wednesday by the ....


Station Casino Offers Options to Workers - Sunday 30th of April 2006

Las Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Nonunion Station Casinos isn't encouraging its immigrant employees to come to work if they want to stay home and support Monday's Day Without Immigrants protest. But there will be activities at all company casinos fo....


Dynamite Idea, Vernonsgames Launch Fixed Odds Betting Games - Sunday 30th of April 2006

Dynamite Idea, the innovative fixed odds e-gaming developer has teamed up with Vernons, in conjunction with gambling system partner Orbis Technology, to launch a suite of innovative fixed odds betting games.There are 3 initial games. 'Trio Hi Lo'....


InterCasino.com Jackpot Rises to $2.3 Million - Sunday 30th of April 2006

LONDON – A colossal sum of money – roughly $2.3 million – is just waiting at InterCasino.com for a savvy online slots player to get lucky and become the world's first online multi-million dollar jackpot winner. And sitting next to this sizab....


Pamela Anderson Guest Stars at Doyle's Room - Sunday 30th of April 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Doyle's Room, the fastest growing online poker room, is delighted to have former Playboy Playmate and star of the once most watched television show in the world Baywatch Pamela Anderson as a celebrity guest for its popul....


Aztar Receives Offer From Pinnacle - Sunday 30th of April 2006

PHOENIX, Arizona – Aztar Corporation (NYSE: AZR) today announced that on April 27, 2006, its Board of Directors received an offer from Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. to increase its purchase price to acquire Aztar to $48.00 per share of Aztar comm....


Stanley Leisure Plans Expansion - Sunday 30th of April 2006

UK – As reported by icLiverpool: "Liverpool-based gaming group Stanley Leisure's expansion plans are snowballing, with a new venue now planned for Sheffield."The firm, which announced it had also been granted permission for an £8m casino in Liver....


California Compact Bill Move Angers Tribes - Sunday 30th of April 2006

BARSTOW, California – As reported by the San Bernardino County Sun: "A bill to ratify gaming compacts between the governor and two American Indian tribes was pulled Tuesday before going to the state Senate, sparking angry exchanges Wednesday among....


NZ District Ignores Criticism - Sunday 30th of April 2006

NEW ZEALAND – As reported by the Wanganui Chronicle: Rangitikei District Council has thumbed its nose at the New Zealand Problem Gambling Foundation. "The council yesterday resolved to confirm its existing policies on gambling and TAB venues witho....


Mobile Gambling Touted as Next Big Thing - Sunday 30th of April 2006

HONG KONG – As reported by the Telecom Asia: "Mobile gambling is touted as one of the big revenue drivers for mobile data services in the next five years. But it's not easy money, and the house is the big winner, so the real value for cellos may b....


Casinos Push Petition, Not Protest - Sunday 30th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Top executives representing the Strip's major casinos and the gaming industry's largest labor union urged employees to come to work Monday, saying they could do more in the effort for comprehensive immi....


Boyd Officials React to Limerick Decision - Sunday 30th of April 2006

LIMERICK, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Mercury: "Officials from Boyd Gaming Corp. say they are disappointed by Tuesday's news that the Limerick supervisors do not want a casino within their township's borders. "In an interview with The Mercur....


$50,000 Weekend Win for Mapau Bingo Member - Sunday 30th of April 2006

In what he called his "luckiest weekend ever", Mapau Bingo member David Priest hit it big playing keno and Vacation Station slots, winning more than $50,000 in total. David started his streak on Friday, winning more than $5,000 playing keno. "I wa....


Tribe Not Giving Up on Ohio Casino - Saturday 29th of April 2006

OHIO – As reported by the Independent: "The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has not called off their bet to place a resort-style casino in Massillon, according to a tribe representative, even though Canal Fulton is now entertaining an agreement ....


Singapore to Launch Second Casino Tender - Saturday 29th of April 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by Dow Jones: "Singapore will launch Friday the tender for its second casino resort, and will announce details such as the price for the 35.6 hectare site on Sentosa island and the criteria that will be used to select the w....


Macau Casinos Gross Receipts Up - Saturday 29th of April 2006

MACAU – As reported by Xinhua: "The gross receipts of Macau's 19 casinos reached 46.1 billion patacas (US$5.76 billion) in 2005, up 8.2 percent over the previous year, according to official statistics issued Thursday. "The statistics released ....


World Poker Congress Planned for June - Saturday 29th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – The poker boom of the past severalyears is often attributed to two elements: the televising of live pokerevents, such as the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour; and thegrowth of online poker rooms, where anyone can learn ....


Casino Resort Part of Mongolia Project - Saturday 29th of April 2006

MONGOLIA – In a historic first forinternational trade to Northeast Asia, Mongolian government and WinwheelBullion officials today announced the creation of the Zamiin Uud FreeEconomic Zone, a new international free trade zone, strengthening thep....


Kenilworth Receives PAGCOR Letter of Intent - Saturday 29th of April 2006

MINEOLA, New York – Kenilworth Systems Corporation("Kenilworth") today reported the Company has received a "Letter of Intent"from the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation ("PAGCOR"), theRepublic of the Philippines chartered government ga....


MGM Mirage Reports Record First Quarter Results - Saturday 29th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – MGM Mirage (NYSE: MGM) today reported its first quarter 2006 financial results, highlighted by record first quarter revenues and earnings. Revenues were driven by continued operating strength at the Company's resorts. The Company als....


Harrah's Plans $485 Million Expansion - Saturday 29th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS With a vision of creating Chicagoland's largest gaming entertainment destination, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) today announced plans for a $485 million renovation and expansion of its Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind.Pending ....


New Record Q1 Results for Monarch Casino - Saturday 29th of April 2006

RENO, Nevada – Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRI), owner of the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada, today announced record financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2006.The Company reported EBITDA of $9.5 million, a....


Harrah's Amends Terms of Credit Facility - Saturday 29th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET), said it agreed Tuesday, April 25, to amend the terms of its bank credit facilities.The amendment lowers the interest spread on the $4 billion cre....


Powerball Jackpot Grows to $49 Million - Saturday 29th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues toclimb. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 411,983players across the nation won a total of more than $3.6 million in prizesin America's favorite Game. Because no one cor....


British Gambling Ads Could Carry Wealth Warning - Friday 28th of April 2006

LONDON, UK As reported by the Independent: "Future adverts by casinos, betting shops and internet poker sites may have to carry warnings about the dangers of gambling, under rules being drawn up by the Government before the lifting of the ban on ad....


UK Conservatives Against Raising Super-Casino Numbers - Friday 28th of April 2006

UK – As reported by the Financial Times: "The gaming industry's hopes for more Las Vegas-style super-casinos will be dashed tomorrow when the Conservatives rule out their support for plans to increase the number of properties."Only one super-casin....


Missouri Court Throws Out Casino Appeal - Friday 28th of April 2006

MISSOURI – As reported by St. Louis Today: "A Missouri appeals court has ruled that a Kentucky company lacks standing to mount an appeal that a new casino in downtown St. Louis is too far from the Mississippi River."The decision was made public on....


Tribes That Worked to Bring Casinos to California Split Over New Compacts with State - Friday 28th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireSAN DIEGO, California When more than 50 of California's American Indian tribes banded together in 1999 to sign the state's original casino gaming compacts with then-Gov. Gray Davis, it was viewed as a joint effor....


Ontario Gamblers Wagering More - Friday 28th of April 2006

ONTARIO – As reported by the Toronto Star: "Ontario gamblers wagered $5.85 billion in fiscal 2004-05, an increase of $125 million from the previous year. "However, after expenses were deducted, the province received only $1.7 billion in net income....


Trump Plans Panama Canal Project - Thursday 27th of April 2006

PANAMA As reported by Reuters: "Celebrity property tycoon Donald Trump plans a joint venture to build a 65-story complex in Panama City as developers ride a wave of excitement generated by a proposed Panama Canal expansion."Developers expect an in....


CI Traders Abandon Casino Idea - Thursday 27th of April 2006

UK – As reported by the Publican: "CI Traders has abandoned plans for a casino development at its St Pierre Park Hotel complex in Guernsey. "The Channel Islands' biggest leisure operator has walked away from the high profile project to develop Gue....


Mount Airy Lodge Project Clears Hurdle - Thursday 27th of April 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Morning Call: "Plans to build a casino at Mount Airy Lodge in the Poconos cleared another regulatory hurdle Tuesday night — two days before the state Gaming Control Board holds a hearing on its plans and that of....


Trump Vying for Public Support - Thursday 27th of April 2006

RHODE ISLAND – As reported by the Providence Journal: "Donald Trump is selling his message that an open competitive process to select a private casino in Rhode Island is the way to go. "In what he's calling 'an open letter to the citizens of Rhode....


Mohegan Tribal Gaming Results Up - Thursday 27th of April 2006

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut – (PRESS REELASE) The MoheganTribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, the operator of a gaming andentertainment complex located near Uncasville, Connecticut, known asMohegan Sun, and a harness racetrack located in Plain....


Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Head Resigns - Thursday 27th of April 2006

UNCASVILLE, Conneticut – The Mohegan Tribal GamingAuthority, or the Authority, the operator of a gaming and entertainmentcomplex located near Uncasville, Connecticut, known as Mohegan Sun, and aharness racetrack located in Plains Township, Penns....


First-Timer Wins Women's Poker Event - Thursday 27th of April 2006

UK - Last night thirty female poker players battled it out in the Betfair Poker Ladies Night Live final.This event was the highlight of a month of online tournaments and promotions as Betfair Poker searched for the Betfair Poker Goddess.The player....


More Poker Sites Get eCOGRA Seal - Thursday 27th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – Poker players across the world will now find the familiar eCOGRA "Play It Safe" seal on 7 more quality Internet poker sites belonging to some of the most successful and reliable online gaming groups in the business.Bringing to 76....


Joe Bartholdi Wins $3.76 Million In Fourth WPT World Championship At Bellagio - Thursday 27th of April 2006

LOS ANGELES, CA The 2006 WPT World Championship™will be remembered in a string of superlatives – the most, biggest and first! When Joe Bartholdi, of Las Vegas, defeated the brightest poker talent from nearly 40 countries, he did so in a tourn....


Bonus City as the Jackpot Factory Raises the Curtain on Four New Games - Thursday 27th of April 2006

KAHNAWAKE, Canada This week, the Jackpot Factory Group, a leading online casino group that has paid out over $4 billion since its launch, is running a promotion in conjunction with its new games release at all four Jackpot Factory casinos – All....


Kentucky Lottery Selects Ad Agency - Thursday 27th of April 2006

KENTUCKY – As reported by the Louisville Business First: "The Kentucky Lottery Corp. has selected Cincinnati advertising agency Northlich as its agency of record. "Northlich will partner with Cincinnati marketing firm DeanHouston Inc., which will ....


Pennsylvania Lottery Fund Idea Criticized - Thursday 27th of April 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "A top House leader has doubts about a key element of a property tax relief plan, threatening to complicate a legislative panel's efforts to produce an acceptable compromise."H....


UK Private Lottery Proposed - Thursday 27th of April 2006

UK – As reported by the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: "Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans hopes a private lottery will ensure worthy causes like the Bowland Mountain Rescue Team do not lose out on cash grants."Following the launch of the new lottery, wh....


Staff Say Union Notices Being Censored by Casino Management - Thursday 27th of April 2006

AUCKLAND, New Zealand As reported by Radio New Zealand: "Staff at Sky City Casino in Auckland say information posted on a union noticeboard is being censored by management."Five hundred Service and Food Workers' Union members say the company plans ....


Indiana Ordinance Compensates for Casino Impact - Thursday 27th of April 2006

HAMMOND, Indiana – As reported by the Northwest Indiana Times: "The entire city benefits from taxes on the lakefront casino, but north side neighbors are affected the most by its operations."Every Hammond district received nearly $3 million in cas....


Montana Tribe Plans for Multiple Casinos - Thursday 27th of April 2006

LANDER, Montana – The Eastern Shoshone Tribe plans to build more than one gambling facility on the Wind River Indian Reservation after signing a compact with the state that allows it to operate casino games, according to tribal Business Council ....


Montana Casino Faces Hurdles - Thursday 27th of April 2006

GREAT FALLS, Montana – As reported by the Great Falls Tribune: "Little Vegas is coming to Central Avenue West, minus the glitz, glitter and flashing lights."Jason Kiser plans to put a casino in vacant space in a building that houses Papa John's Pi....


Everest Casino Launches Football Slot Game - Thursday 27th of April 2006

MONTREAL, Quebec – Everest Casino announces the launch of its new football-themed video slot machine, GOOOAAL! The stadium backdrop for the game comes complete with star players, passionate fans, bicycle kicks, spectacular saves and dramatic sho....


River Belle Offers New Software - Thursday 27th of April 2006

GIBRALTAR – Further separating itself from thecompetition, River Belle Online Poker now offers its players theunprecedented ability to play poker and any one of 19 different casinogames within the same software. With one download, players are no....


Mashantucket Tribe, MGM Mirage Enter Alliance - Thursday 27th of April 2006

MASHANTUCKET, Connecticut – The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation ("MPTN") and MGM Mirage (NYSE: MGM)announced today that they have agreed to enter into a multi-facetedstrategic alliance encompassing a major new destination hotel/casino resortat....


Aztar Prefers Ameristar Offer - Thursday 27th of April 2006

PHOENIX, Arizona – Aztar Corporation (NYSE: AZR) today said that its Board of Directors has determined that a further revised definitive offer received on April 24, 2006 from Ameristar Casinos, Inc. to acquire Aztar is a superior proposal when c....


Harrah's Entertainment Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend - Thursday 27th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS The board of directors of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.3625 per share, payable May 24, 2006, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 10, 2006. The shares w....


MGM Mirage Appoints National Diversity Sales Manager - Thursday 27th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – MGM Mirage today announced the appointment of Dzidra Junior as the company's National Diversity Sales Manager. She will be responsible for developing and implementing a business strategy to attract diverse markets and consumers to t....


Progressive Gaming, Ameristar Casinos Sign Deal - Thursday 27th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS Progressive Gaming International Corporation (NASDAQ: PGIC) a leading provider of diversified technology and content products and services used in the gaming industry worldwide announced today that the Company and its product and market....


Gambling Just Got Better At The Fitz - Wednesday 26th of April 2006

It didn't take long for Fitzgerald's new director of marketing, Glenn Buxton, to inject his heavy casino marketing experience into the highly competitive Tunica casino jurisdiction once again, and with the new General Manager, Bob McQueen, now reign....


Tribal Gambling: Leaving Las Vegas - Wednesday 26th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireSAN DIEGO, California After nearly five years working the slot floors at some of Las Vegas' most-recognized casinos, Mike Montenez took what he learned to Southern California. A slot host position at the 59,000-s....


Calfornia Gaming: Tribes Fly High - Wednesday 26th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireSAN DIEGO, California Joe Welch Sr. has lived his whole life on the Barona Indian reservation, an 8,000-acre patch of ranch land nestled in a valley near the community of Lakeside.For years, he watched the povert....


Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to Estimated $30 Million - Wednesday 26th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – The Tuesday, April 25, 2006Mega Millions drawing really brought out the winners! A total of 450,619tickets from coast to coast won Mega Millions prizes, including two ticketsthat each won $250,000. However, no ticket matched all ....


VendingData to Acquire Casino Chip Maker - Wednesday 26th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – VendingData(TM)Corporation (Amex: VNX), announced today that it has entered into a bindingLetter of Intent to acquire the manufacturing operations and all remainingintellectual property of Melbourne, Australia based Dolphin AdvancedT....


UK Gambling Boom Fuels Super-Rich - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

LONDON – As reported by the Peninsula: "Britian's gambling boom has helped fuel a 20% increase in the combined wealth of the country's super-rich. "Half of the new entries in this year's Sunday Times Rich List with fortunes of £500m or more have ....


Public Consulted on UK Casino Ad Rules - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

UK – As reported by the BBC News: "Casinos and gambling websites could be allowed to advertise on television and radio under a relaxation of rules. "The new gambling code drafted by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Gambling Commis....


Casino Canberra Sponsors Charity - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Bega District News: "Casino Canberra has become the latest corporate sponsor of the Mumbulla Foundation. "The foundation, with private and corporate supporters and the Bega Valley Shire Council, has provided hundreds....


Indiana Casino Fund Controversy - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

INDIANA – As reported by the Northwest Indiana Times: "The embattled Foundations of East Chicago and East Chicago Second Century Inc. are either loved or hated but cannot be taken for granted."The two nonprofit foundations and one private corpora....


Stanley Leisure Granted Sheffield License - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

LONDON, United Kingdom – As reported by Sharecast: "Punters bet on Stanley Leisure this afternoon after the gaming group revealed it has been granted a licence for a 30,000 square foot casino at St Paul's Place in Sheffield. "Stanley's first casin....


Sun International Unsure About Singapore - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by Reuters: "Top South African casino operator Sun International (SUIJ.J:), which was invited last year to bid for Singapore's two casino projects, said on Monday that it has not yet decided whether to participate. "Sun, wh....


Video Gaming Technologies Names COO - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

MYRNA, Tennessee – Video Gaming Technologies, aleading supplier of games and systems to the casino industry, today namedJay Sevigny chief operating officer for the company. In this newly createdrole, Sevigny will focus on strategic planning and ....


Ameristar Raises Bid for Tropicana Parent - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireAnother day, another offer for Aztar Corp.The bidding war for the Phoenix-based operator of the Tropicana is starting to resemble an eBay auction.Las Vegas-based Ameristar Casinos increased its bid to buy out Azta....


Pennsylvania Board Comments on Employee Suspension - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – Tad Decker, Chairman of thePennsylvania Gaming Control Board, today issued the following statementconcerning the suspension of a Gaming Control Board employee. "Michael Rosenberry has been suspended without pay by t....


Poker Industry Conference Held in Costa Rica - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

NEW YORK – Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that its second annual Poker Industry Conference and Exposition will be held December 7-8, 2006 in San Jose, Costa Rica at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel.The Poker Industry Expo is a convention that....


Blackpool Bingo Offers Special Jackpot Games - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – Blackpool Bingo is going to put a spring in the step of six of its players this weekend. Starting at 6pm (British Summer Time) and then every thirty minutes until 9pm on Friday April 28th, Blackpool Bingo will be running six Sp....


Kiwi Casino Launches Live Games - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

Live Games feature real people dealing at the tables via a live video feed, so now players will be able to see and chat to Kiwi Casino's friendly attractive dealers as they play some of their favorite table and card games. The games offered in thi....


Win Win Restated Joint Venture Agreement - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS Win Win Gaming, Inc. (OTCBB:WNWN) and privately held Solidus Networks, Inc., the developer of Pay By Touch(TM) (PBT) biometrics-enabled electronic payment services and authentication systems, entered an amended and restated joint ventur....


National Indian Gaming Commission Cannot Regulate Class III Gaming - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

Most people, including those in the gaming industry, who have heard of the National Indian Gaming Commission ("NIGC"), assume that it regulates Indian Gaming. Even some of the Commissioners themselves believe they have this power. They are wrong. ....


Australian Gambling Industry Tested - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australian: "Racing Victoria chairman Graham Duff insists he is not angry with departing chief executive Robert Nason. The expletive which rang out on Tuesday when Nason announced he had taken a job with Tabcorp was,....


CasinoRewards Welcomes Aztecs and Phoenicians - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

In a move that only increases their already established status in the world of online gaming, CasinoRewards have just secured the purchase of two more well respected online casinos.For CasinoRewards this brings their total partner casinos to twelve....


Russian Casinos Re-opened - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

VLADIKAVKAZ, Russian Federation – As reported by the Itar-Tass: "– North Ossetia has been re-opening gambling houses earlier banned by a decree issued by the North Ossetian president after a series of terrorist acts staged at Vladikavkaz gambli....


Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $20 Million - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot is growing onceagain Mega Millions. Less than a week after a ticket sold in Cincinnati,Ohio won an estimated $265 million jackpot, Mega Millions excitement isbuilding. A total of 490,967 tickets from coast to coast we....


Powerball Jackpot Hits $37 Million - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 2 winning tickets in Connecticutand Pennsylvania each won $1 million with the Power Play option. In total,438,163 players across the nation won a to....


Philadelphia Council Looks at Casino Classes - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer: "OK, class, repeat after me: 'More quarters, sir?'"Philadelphia City Council plans to study whether lessons like that could become a staple of future job-training classes once ....


IGT Gets in the Game - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Industry giant International Game Technology, acknowledging that it is operating during a challenging time for slot makers, told Wall Street on Thursday it was able to beat all second-quarter expectatio....


Neuman Continues Sponsorship Deal - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

NEW JERSEY – World Series of Poker / World Poker Tour Player Scott Neuman is proud to announce his continued sponsorship by Aztec Mining and Sportsbookandpoker.com. A publicly traded company (Ticker:AZTM). Aztec Mining and Sports has agreed to s....


Hollywood Sportsbook Features Odds on MBL Game - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Hollywood Sportsbook features odds on the MLB game between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox on April 21st 2006!The A.L Central division has captured the collective heart of America. The White Sox and Twins have ....


Kelley Technologies' Product Debuts at Red Rock - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Network InstallationCorp. (OTC Bulletin Board: NWKI) announced today that subsidiary KelleyTechnologies' patent-pending, next generation Race & Sports Book platformdebuted on April 18, 2006 at the grand opening of Station Casinos' $9....


Hard Rock Biloxi Moves Closer to Rebuilding - Monday 24th of April 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – As reported by the Clarion Ledger: "Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Biloxi moved a step closer toward rebuilding Thursday when the Mississippi Gaming Commission approved a deal by a New York holding company to buy into the casino....


Sault Ste. Marie Receives Casino Cash - Monday 24th of April 2006

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario – As reported by the SOO News: "Sault Ste. Marie has received 344,906 dollars from Casino Sault Ste. Marie. "…Casino Sault Ste. Marie opened in 1999, and so far, the City of Sault Ste. Marie has received more than 11 mi....


Wynn Rides High on Prospects - Monday 24th of April 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by Reuters:" At Wynn Resorts Ltd. it isn't just the casino patrons who are hoping to hit it big."Investors have bid up shares of the company some 41 percent this year, enthused by the company's plans in the booming Chinese g....


Portuguese Casino Revenues Up - Monday 24th of April 2006

PORTUGAL – As reported by the Macau Hub: "Revenue at Portuguese casinos rose by 10.6 percent in the first quarter of 2006, against the same year-ago period, to 83 million euros, thus changing eth downward trend that had been felt over the last fe....


UK Churches Protest Casino - Monday 24th of April 2006

UK – As reported by This is Local London News: "Three churches are joining forces to protest against a proposed Las Vegas-style casino."Dartford Council hopes to fight off competition from 26 other local authorities to build the UK's only super ca....


Paris Offered Chance to Win Back Car - Monday 24th of April 2006

GIBRALTAR – PartyPoker.com, theworld's largest online poker room, are offering Paris Hilton the chance towin her $178,000 (GBP100,000) Bentley back after reports she lost it in agame of poker at her family's casino in Las Vegas. PartyPoker.co....


Nautica Charity Poker Festivals Begin - Monday 24th of April 2006

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Next Thursday begins the first of24 Nautica Charity Poker Festivals designed to raise $1 million forCleveland- area charities by doubling the number of Festivals held in 2005.The Cuyahoga Board of County Commissioners recently ....


Bollywood Star Signs Online Site - Monday 24th of April 2006

NEW YORK – TeenPattiParty.com announced thatMahima Choudhury, a leading Bollywood actress, will be the officialspokesperson for the company. The actress, who burst into the Bollywoodscene in 1997, was previously a model. She was featured in a Pe....


Calder to Open April 25 - Monday 24th of April 2006

FLORIDA – As reported by the South Florida Business Journal: "Calder Race Course said it will open its 2006 season Tuesday, April 25 and hold racing each week through Jan. 2. "…Calder's feature programs are to include the Summit of Speed on July....


Aztar Receives Revised Definitive Offer from Ameristar - Monday 24th of April 2006

PHOENIX, Arizona – Aztar Corporation (NYSE: AZR) today announced that on April 20, 2006, its Board of Directors received a revised definitive offer from Ameristar Casinos, Inc. to acquire Aztar in a merger transaction in which the holders of Azt....


Riviera Announces CFO's Retirement - Monday 24th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Riviera Holdings Corporation (Amex: RIV) announced today that Mr. Duane Krohn, the Company's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and the Executive Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of the Company's subsidiary, Riviera Operat....


The 24-Hour Poker Marathon: The Concept - Monday 24th of April 2006

By Aaron Todd NOTE: This is the first of a series of articles about my attempt to play a 24-hour session of poker on April 22-23, 2006. Look for more articles this weekend and next week to find out how the expe....


Granny Wins $10 Million Slot Jackpot - Monday 24th of April 2006

NEW JERSEY – As reported by the Mail and Guardian: "A five-cent slot machine in Atlantic City disgorged a $10-million windfall for an 84-year-old United States grandmother who promptly received four marriage proposals, according to reports on Thur....


Belgrade Casino Planned - Monday 24th of April 2006

SERBIA – As reported by the Serbia and Montenegro Today: "Grand Casino Beograd worth EUR 30 million should be opened by the end of the year in Belgrade, which would be a joint project of Serbian State Lottery and Austrian company Casinos Austria I....


South African Officials Wait for Casino Ruling - Monday 24th of April 2006

SOUTH AFRICA – As reported by the SABC News: "The North West government is anxiously awaiting a ruling from the minister of trade and industry, which will determine if they can recoup the loss of the Morula Sun Casino licence. "The loss came as a ....


Wyoming Tribe Moves Forward with Casino - Monday 24th of April 2006

LANDER, Wyoming – As reported by the Jackson-Hole Star Tribune: "With Wednesday's approval of a gambling compact with the state of Wyoming, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe can now move forward with a lot of key decisions concerning its plans for Wind R....


Seneca Nation Begins PR Campaign - Monday 24th of April 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the Buffalo Business First: "The Seneca Nation of Indians has begun a public-relations campaign in support of its planned Buffalo casino. "After weeks of being battered by lawsuits, politicians and business leaders, the S....


Macau Gambling Numbers Up - Monday 24th of April 2006

CHINA – As reported by the Xinhua: "The gross receipts of Macau's 19 casinos saw a year-on-year rise of 16.5 percent in the first quarter, The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (GICB) announced Thursday. "The receipts stood at 12.35 billio....


Pinnacle Boosts Bid for Aztar - Monday 24th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS – At the outset of the quarterly earnings conference call by Aztar Corp. Wednesday, analysts and investors were told company officials would not answer questions about the flurry of acquisition interes....


Exec: Playboy Belongs in Vegas - Monday 24th of April 2006

by Chris JonesLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Playboy executive Christie Hefner tells a crowd Wednesday at a luncheon that Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world. If Playboy Enterprises has its way, bunny ears won't be the company's onl....


ISWI Signs Deal with Interactive Sports - Monday 24th of April 2006

WEST PATERSON, New Jersey – InteractiveSystems Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: ISWI) announced today that its wholly-ownedsubsidiary, Global Interactive Gaming Limited ("GIG"), signed a newagreement with Interactive Sports Limited, a wholly owned subsid....


Student Wins WSOP Satellite Tournament - Monday 24th of April 2006

NEW YORK – When John Theisen entered his first major satellite tournament last week, he noticed that only 80 players had registered for the qualifier, an event which offered a first place prize worth $27,900. In the end, 110 other players enter....


Louisiana Players Wins $25,000 Prize - Monday 24th of April 2006

CyberBingo™ does it yet again: $25,000 awarded in a single guaranteed jackpot bingo game."One time wasn't enough; the resounding success of our last Christmas Eve super Jackpot convinced us that in Bingo, Big does it," says Joey Peterson, Cyber....


Kiwi Bingo Gives Away Computer - Sunday 23rd of April 2006

Kiwi Bingo has given a lucky player a brand new Dell computer complete with 17" Flat Screen Monitor as part of the bingo site's latest promotion. And they still have two more computers to give away.Yvonne from Michigan, also known as ymp at Kiwi B....


Binghall.com Players Win Top Prize - Sunday 23rd of April 2006

Bingohall.com, stepped up its commitment to players recently by running a $10,000 Bingo Freeroll in which two players walked away with a top prize of $5,000. The two lucky players, Janice J. from TX and Carol K. from FL, were delighted with their ....


Accountant Wins Irish Open - Sunday 23rd of April 2006

IRELAND – Vincent Melinn won Ireland's largest ever poker tournament last night in dramatic fashion. It was only the 54year-old accountant's second live tournament. Melinn beat south Londoner Ian Woodley into second place.Vincent backed himself....


Hollywood Sportsbook Features MLB Game Odds - Sunday 23rd of April 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Hollywood Sportsbook features odds on the MLB game between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 20th 2006! Before the series opener in Arizona last Monday the Diamondbacks had lost three straight ....


Bally Technologies Receives GSA Certification - Sunday 23rd of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) announced today it has been awarded the first Certificate of Compliance from the Gaming Standards Association (GSA) for its ALPHA OS platform for meeting the testing requirements of the SAS v6.01 ....


Las Vegas Sands Names Macao Exec - Sunday 23rd of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today announced that Mark Brown has joined the organization as president of Sands Macao. He will assume responsibility for operating the Sands Macao, the first western-operated casino in Asia.Bringin....


Harrah's Entertainment Recognized By Fortune Magazine - Sunday 23rd of April 2006

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) has been recognized as one of Fortune magazine's "100 Top MBA Employers," an annual poll of MBA students from the nation's top business schools.Harrah's was ranked No. 40 in its inaugural appearan....


Powerball Jackpot Hits $28 Million - Sunday 23rd of April 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 365,978players across the nation won a total of more than $4.3 million in prizesin America's favorite Game. One lucky player in Ma....


Pollard Wins Interprovincial Lottery Contract - Friday 21st of April 2006

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Pollard Banknote Limited Partnership ("PollardBanknote") is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract to print abrand new national instant ticket game for the Interprovincial LotteryCorporation (ILC). The game - ....


Beckham Denies Gambling Rift - Friday 21st of April 2006

LONDON, UK As reported by icNorth Wales: "England captain David Beckham has dismissed claims of a rift in the squad caused by card schools and other gambling debts - and insists the only card game he plays is snap."There were reports of a fall-out ....


Singapore Minister Responds to Opposition Campaign - Friday 21st of April 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by the Channel News Asia: "Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Khiang said the opposition might raise the casino issue during the upcoming General Election. "…'Singaporeans understand the safeguards that we've put in pla....


British Sports Launches Betting Code of Conduct - Friday 21st of April 2006

LONDON, UK – As reported by Reuters: "Britain's major sports signed a code of conduct on Wednesday to close the net on betting cheats."European soccer has been damaged in the last two years by match-fixing scandals in Germany and Belgium and a pol....


Madison Business Approved for Video Lottery - Friday 21st of April 2006

SOUTH DAKOTA – As reported by the Madison Daily Leader: "Madison business will be able to offer video lottery and on-site sales of malt beverages."Monday night, commissioners voted 3-1 in favor of granting the licenses to Madison Discount Liquor o....


Researcher: Gambling Could Be Lucrative for Britain - Friday 21st of April 2006

UK – As reported by the BBC News: "Gambling could become one of the most lucrative industries in the British economy, researchers have claimed. "By relaxing regulations surrounding betting and gaming and by abolishing tax on punters, the governmen....


Massachusetts Candidate to Look into Tribal Gaming Potential - Friday 21st of April 2006

WASHINGTON Gubernatorial candidate Deval Patrick said yesterday that his research so far leaves him 'uncomfortable with slots in racetracks and casinos in Massachusetts,' but he needs to do more 'homework' before deciding whether to endorse casino ....


Town Supervisor Wants Pataki's Backing on Casino - Friday 21st of April 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the Hudson Valley News: "'For Pete's sake' sign off on the Monticello Raceway casino, is the message from Town of Thompson Supervisor Anthony Cellini to Governor George Pataki."Cellini Tuesday sent a letter to Pataki aski....


Colorado Casino Revenues Higher in March - Friday 21st of April 2006

COLORADO – As reported by the Denver Post: "Colorado's mountain casinos posted a 4 percent increase in revenue in March compared with the same month a year ago. "The state's 46 casinos reported adjusted gross proceeds - which is total wagers minus....


Mississippi Casino Revenues Steady - Friday 21st of April 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – As reported by the Mississippi Sun Herald: "The Mississippi State Tax Commission issued the gross gambling revenue report for March on Tuesday, and the numbers indicate that the market remains steady."The three casinos that h....


Arena Issue Dominates Gaming Hearing - Friday 21st of April 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "State gambling regulators came to Pittsburgh on Tuesday expecting to hear proposals for a slots parlor in the city, but talk about a new Penguins arena dominated the first day of public....


Saskatchewan Casino Proposal Moves Forward - Friday 21st of April 2006

SASKATCHEWAN – As reported by the Regina Leader-Post: "The First Nations-run Swift Current Casino was one step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday with the signing of a municipal services agreement between the city and Nekaneet First Nation."'The....


Mount Airy Resort Picks Construction Manager - Friday 21st of April 2006

PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania – Mount Airy Resort &Casino today named LPCiminelli Inc., an award-winning constructionmanagement firm with more than 40 years of experience, to oversee thebuilding of the $360 million resort and casino complex on....


Breaking News: Tropicana Competition - Friday 21st of April 2006

Las Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS, Nevada Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment sweetened its offer for Tropicana parent Aztar Corp. this morning, increasing its bid to $43 a share for the Phoenix-based company. The offer is valued at $2.27 billion. ....


Gambling Boss on Asian Rich List - Friday 21st of April 2006

UK As reported by the BBC: "Two of the four new entrants to the list of the UK's 10 richest Asian businessmen run an online gambling operation based in Gibraltar. "Anurag Dikshit, 34, took third place in the table with an estimated wealth of £1.7b....


One Mega Millions Ticket Wins $265 Million - Friday 21st of April 2006

UNITED STATES – A single Mega Millions ticketmatched all six numbers in the Tuesday, April 18, 2006 drawing, and nowplayers are checking their tickets to see who won the estimated $265million jackpot. The jackpot-winning ticket, which was purcha....


Talks on Second Cherokee Casino Collapse - Friday 21st of April 2006

NORTH CAROLINA As reported by the News Observer: "A year of negotiations aimed at allowing Las Vegas-style gambling and a second casino near the state's only existing gambling hall in Cherokee abruptly broke off Tuesday."A deal between Gov. Mike E....


Canadian Wins Seat at WSOP - Thursday 20th of April 2006

Watson98 won his free trip to the World Series of Poker including his entry into the $10,000 buy-in championship event by playing in TruePoker.com WSOP4Free Tournament Series and winning his seat in their WSOP Super Satellite on March 22nd. The WS....


Pinnacle Amends Merger Agreement with Aztar - Thursday 20th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved an increase in the per-share price under the Company's merger agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of ....


MGM Mirage Recognized on Diversity List - Thursday 20th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – DiversityInc Magazine announced today that Las Vegas-based hotel and gaming company MGM Mirage has been named to its sixth annual "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" list. This is first time that MGM Mirage has been selected to the Top ....


Michigan Commissioner Avoids Illegal Gambling Charges - Thursday 20th of April 2006

SEBEWAING, Michigan – As reported by the Bay City Times: "Prosecutors have chosen not to charge a Huron County commissioner with a crime for allegedly frequenting what police call a mini-casino here. "Huron County Prosecutor Mark J. Gaertner also ....


Harrah's, Pinnacle Swap Riverboat Casinos - Thursday 20th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireMISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA Harrah's Entertainment and Pinnacle Entertainment agreed Monday to a swap of hurricane-damaged riverboat casino properties. Harrah's will acquire the Casino Magic in Biloxi, Miss.; Pinna....


Cash Systems Signs New Contract With Crystal Park Casino Hotel - Thursday 20th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS Cash Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKNN), a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, today announced a new contract with Crystal Park Casino Hotel. Cash Systems will provide the casino with check cashing, ATM and cash advanc....


Progressive Gaming Signs Key Contract with Galaxy's Starworld Casino - Thursday 20th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS Progressive Gaming International Corporation (NASDAQ:PGIC), (the Company) a leading provider of diversified technology and content products and services used in the gaming industry worldwide announced today that it has signed a key syst....


World Record Online Bingo Win - Thursday 20th of April 2006

LONDON, UK Mum-of-three Jo Collins has won more than £162,000 playing bingo online – a world record. Jo, a Special Needs School driver, had been playing Gala Bingo Online for only FIVE days when....


Lasseters Online Adds Slots - Thursday 20th of April 2006

The World's first government regulated internet casino, Lasseters Online, is rocking and rolling into the homes of an ever-growing number of slots enthusiasts, with their fabulous new multi-line slot. Rock and Roll is a dazzling new five reel, nin....


New Slots Put to the Test - Thursday 20th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireSAN DIEGO, California To customers at Barona Valley Ranch, the slots in a 20-machine bank don't appear to be much different than any of the casino's 1,980 other games.But for officials of the East San Diego Count....


California Tribe Unveils Final Design - Thursday 20th of April 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the California Press-Enterprise: "The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Monday unveiled its final design for a 16-story hotel near Rancho Mirage, amid continued negotiation with city and county officials. "In 18 mo....


Neighbor Changes Stance on Bethlehem Casino - Thursday 20th of April 2006

HELLERTOWN,, Pennsylvania – As reported by the New Jersey Express-Times: "Borough council on Monday night decided it will remain neutral on the issue of whether a casino should be built in neighboring Bethlehem. "Council unanimously approved a mot....


Federal Regulations Could Derail Cowlitz Plans - Thursday 20th of April 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Columbian: "Federal officials are crafting regulations that could derail the Cowlitz Tribe's chances for winning federal approval of its $510 million casino complex near La Center. "The regulations, which still are ....


Arkansas May Reconsider Casinos - Thursday 20th of April 2006

ARKANSAS – As reported by the Baxter Bulletin: "Arkansans don't mind betting on fast horses. They don't seem to have a problem making wagers on fast dogs. When it comes to casinos, however, they draw the line. "Arkansas voters repeatedly have draw....


Harrah's Presents Pittsburgh Proposal - Thursday 20th of April 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – Forest City Enterprises(NYSE: FCEA; FCEB) and Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET) todaypresented their plan for investing more than $1 billion at Station Squareto the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board during publi....


Spectrum Gaming Opens New Headquarters - Thursday 20th of April 2006

NORTHFIELD, New Jersey – Spectrum Gaming Group,responding to the rapidly growing demand for its suite of industry-relatedservices, has expanded its professional staff and established newheadquarters for its worldwide operations in Northfield, a ....


Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $265 Million - Thursday 20th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – $265 million and it's stillgrowing! The Mega Millions game is certainly living up to its name. Infact, there were more than 1.5 million winning tickets in the Friday, April14, 2006 Mega Millions drawing. But none of those tickets....


Idaho Lottery Plans for Online System - Thursday 20th of April 2006

WEST GREENWICH, Rhode Island – GTECH HoldingsCorporation (NYSE: GTK) was notified by the Idaho Lottery Commission of itsintent to negotiate a contract to provide equipment and services for a newonline lottery gaming system, terminals, and associ....


Inside Gaming Column: Harrah's Keeps Hopes High for Caesars - Thursday 20th of April 2006

by Rod SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireHarrah's Entertainment, which bought Caesars Entertainment last year for $9.4 billion, is turning competitors' heads with its high hopes for Caesars Palace. Industry insiders say its goal is to use the 40-year-old re....


Red Rock Resort Offers an Array of Restaurants - Thursday 20th of April 2006

by Chris JonesLas Vegas Gaming WireSUMMERLIN, Nevada A multitude of mouths longing to pacify their palates can make dining in Summerlin an exercise in patience.As more dining rooms and bars line the Las Vegas Valley's western rim, the expanding ar....


MGM Mirage Voice Foundation Celebrates - Thursday 20th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – The MGM Mirage Voice Foundation is currently celebrating its fifth year of service to the community. The Voice Foundation is MGM Mirage's nonprofit, philanthropic entity that collects and disperses employee donations to deserving cha....


MTR Gaming Group to Pursue Private Placement of Notes - Thursday 20th of April 2006

CHESTER, West Virginia MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (Nasdaq National Market:MNTG) today announced that it is pursuing the issuance of $125,000,000 of Senior Subordinated Notes through a private placement.The Company will use the net proceeds of the pro....


Harrah's to Acquire Casino Magic Biloxi - Thursday 20th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS Enhancing its ability to pursue long-term growth opportunities on the Gulf Coast, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) today announced that one of its subsidiaries signed a letter of intent to acquire the remaining assets of Casino M....


Station Casinos Debuts Red Rock Casino - Thursday 20th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa from Station Casinos, Inc. (NYSE:STN), the first billion-dollar resort to be built off the Las Vegas Strip, will open tomorrow in the upscale master-planned community of Summerlin. The largest entertainm....


Millionaire Bets on Casino - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

UK – As reported by the UK Evening Telegraph: "Millionaire businessman Rinaldo Fasulo showed his hand today – and revealed he is willing to stake £50 million on opening a glitzy casino."Laying his cards on the table, Rinaldo, the former nightcl....


Navajo, Federal Officials Meet - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

NEW MEXICO – As reported by the Arizona Journal: "Navajo Nation officials, including President Joe Shirley Jr., met with federal gaming officials in Albuquerque, N.M., last week to discuss the tribe's plan to build a casino near Sanders. The resul....


Kalispell Board Supports Casino - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

The Kalispell Planning Board has decided to recommend to the City Council that a hotel-casino and a park can co-exist.KALISPELL, Montana – As reported by the Daily Inter Lake News: "How close should casinos be to Kalispell's parks, schools and chu....


Group Puts Off Listing Casino Concerns - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Contra Costa Times: "A North Richmond neighborhood advisory group failed Tuesday to come up with a list of concerns about a planned Las Vegas-styled casino in its community."Though the North Richmond Advisory Counci....


Harrah's Casino's Traffic Impact Studied - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Harrah's Station Square Casino has the potential to 'blow up' traffic congestion on the South Side, an independent traffic engineer told the city's Gaming Task Force today. ....


Cowlitz Casino Study Released - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Columbian: "A long-awaited study on the proposed Cowlitz Tribe's casino complex advocates building a huge project that would employ nearly 3,200 people. "The draft environmental impact statement, prepared by Analyti....


Greektown Leads Detroit Casinos - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

DETROIT, Michigan – As reported by the Detroit Free Press: "Greektown Casino led Detroit casinos in revenue growth for March, registering a 14.6% rise, the Michigan Gaming Control Board reports."Greektown reported revenue of $32.2 million, up from....


New Product Puts Cash at Gamblers' Disposal Quicker - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Two Las Vegas gaming-equipment providers are developing a device that could eventually let slot customers make credit-card and debit-card withdrawals directly at the game.The proposed device won't allo....


Las Vegas Visitor Count Up - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

by Chris Jones Las Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Las Vegas narrowly missed the 3 million visitor mark in February, the first time in a year the local travel industry fell short of that threshold.Regardless, the month's nearly 2.98 million visitors we....


Tourism Boss: Allure of Vegas Not Just Gambling - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

by Alison VekshinLas Vegas Gaming WireWASHINGTON, DC A Las Vegas tourism official on Wednesday showcased Southern Nevada's approach to marketing itself as an oasis for "adult freedom" in a speech before international tourism leaders and executive....


Player Hits $1.4 Million Jackpot at RoxyPalace.com - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

LONDON, UK – Having placed $3.90 on RoxyPalace.com at online progressive slot King Cashalot, Amanda R from Plymouth, England is one of the highest online gaming Jackpot winners in the UK. Taking home a cool $1,427,369.74, Amanda had spent$240 o....


Missouri Ticket Wins $224 Million Jackpot - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – Powerball paid off big in multipleways Wednesday night. Not only was there one winning jackpot ticket worth awhopping $224.2 million sold in Missouri, but also there was a ticket thatwon $800,000 with Power Play in Pennsylvania! ....


Century Casinos Acquires Casino Millennium Shares - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY; VSE) announced today that the Company has acquired the remaining 50% of all issued and outstanding shares of Casino Millennium a.s. ("CM"), Prague, Czech Republic, that were owned....


Boyd Gaming Acquires Building - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

by Hubble SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireLas Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corp. has bought a four-story, 110,000-square-foot office building at Rainbow Sunset Pavilion, a 25-acre retail and office park on Rainbow Boulevard, one-half mile north of the Las V....


Retiree Caught in a Legal Web Over his Gambling Patent - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

By Liz Benston By Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunLAS VEGAS, Nevada Mel Molnick is an unlikely adversary of the Internet gambling industry. He is not a foe of gambling. But the retired contractor has spent the last several years suing dozens of on....


Czech Republic Gambling Grows - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

CZECH REPUBLIC – As reported by the Prague Daily Monitor: "People spent a record CZK 50 billion on gambling machines last year, a growth of 4.5 percent year-on-year, and the number of the machines increased by 2,438 to a record 52,185, Finance Min....


Mount Airy Resort & Casino Plan Advances - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania – Mount Airy Resort & Casino cleared another hurdle as the Paradise Township Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend that the Township Board of Supervisors review and approve Phase I of a ....


Sycuan Resort and Casino Receives Award - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

SAN DIEGO, California – The California Council for Excellence has awarded Sycuan Resort and Casino (Sycuan) the 2006 California Challenge Award. Organizations that receive the Challenge Award must meet an extensive set of criteria that measures....


Colma Voters Support Unlimited Betting - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

COLMA, California – As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: "Voters in Colma on Tuesday supported unlimited betting at a local casino in poker and Asian games in an advisory measure intended to sway the state Legislature to allow no-limit gamb....


Third Cleveland Casino Plan Submitted - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

CLEVELAND, Ohio – As reported by the Plain Dealer: "Business leaders put the money squeeze on racetrack owners and Cleveland's would-be casino developers on Tuesday, submitting a third casino plan to the state. "The Greater Cleveland Partnership s....


Foxwoods Faces Public Opposition - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Philadelphia Daily News: "Keeping accurate score of public support or opposition is hardly an exact science. But based on the first full day of public commentary on Philadelphia casinos, it's a safe bet that the F....


Greektown is at Odds on Licensing - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

DETROIT, Michigan As reported by the Detroit Free Press: "Some Greektown restaurant owners are angry that state regulators have cut off their share of $6 million in annual complimentary meal coupons from Greektown Casino."They share the concern tha....


Illinois Probe Looks at Casino Tax Funding - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

EAST CHICAGO, Illinois – As reported by the Gary Post Tribune: "Gov. Mitch Daniels said a state probe has begun to uncover evidence that the backers of a private foundation benefited personally from the $14 million in casino taxes intended for the....


Buffalo Sabres Owner Opposes Casino - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

BUFFALO, New York – As reported by the Buffalo News: "Buffalo Sabres owner B. Thomas Golisano said Tuesday that while he is late in opposing the Seneca Nation's new Buffalo Creek casino - and its "video crack" slot machines - he is willing to help....


Michigan Regulators Order Casino Funding Returned - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

MICHIGAN – As reported by the Detroit Free Press: "In an unusual move, state campaign finance regulators have ordered Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's re-election committee to return $45,200 in donations from 14 people linked to casino operations ....


Malta Recognizes eCOGRA Standards - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

LONDON –- The Lotteries and Gaming Authority ofMalta (LGA) and independent standards organisation eCommerce and OnlineGaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) have agreed to closer cooperationin pursuit of player protection measures. Subject ....


Wynn Las Vegas Releases Idol Predictions - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – All eyes and bets are on theFox reality show "American Idol" to generate the most intense competitionof the year, according to John Avello, director of race & sports operationsfor Wynn Las Vegas. Avello, whose purview normally c....


Ramdin Wins $1.3 Million at Foxwoods Poker Classic - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

By Ryan McLane Having the most tournament experience at the final table of the April 9th Foxwoods Poker Classic No Limit Hold'Em Championship gave 38-year old Victor Ramdin enough of an edge to grab the title and $1.3 million prize. Ramdin ....


Casinos Have Record Gain - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

RENO, Nevada As reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal: "Reno casinos reported $61.3 million in gambling revenue in February, nearly a 10 percent rise from February 2005. Despite the strong gain, the Las Vegas Strip has at least 24 casinos that each ....


Gambling Minister Urged to Use Smartcard System - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

AUSTRALIA As reported by the Australian: "New Gambling Minister Paul Caica has been urged to 'walk the walk' and commit to introducing a smartcard system to tackle gambling problems."…When asked about his views on a smartcard system to impose spe....


Ruling Won't Stop New Mexico Tribal Casino Plans - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

NEW MEXICO – As reported by the El Paso Times: "The ambitions of Jemez Pueblo officials, who are planning to build a casino in Anthony, N.M., have not been tempered by proposed legislation that would prohibit Indian Tribes from building gambling r....


Gambling Board's Director Leaves Successful Legacy - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

MISSOURI As reported by the Kansas City Star: "The Missouri casino industry won't be the same without Kevin Mullally to kick it in the backside. His last day on the job is Friday."A founding father of the Missouri Gaming Commission and its current ....


Unemployed Man Becomes Millionaire - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

RENO, Nevada – As reported by the Contra Costa Times: "Nino Cefalu thought $2,000 would be a fine memento of his latest trip to Reno."But when a casino hostess told the San Ramon man he hadn't won $2,000, but more than $1 million, he couldn't beli....


Future Unclear for Kansas City Casino Case - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

KANSAS – As reported the Kansas City Star: "Lawyers were mostly mum on Monday on what happens next in the decadelong case of the 7th Street Casino in Kansas City, Kan."A federal appeals court on Friday dissolved an injunction barring the Oklahoma-....


Former Tribal Chairman Subpoenaed - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

FLORIDA – As reported by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Former Seminole Chairman James Billie and two top allies are being subpoenaed for information that could link them to Donald Trump and his ill-fated attempts to build a casino on tribal lan....


Kansas City Gambling Revenues Up - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As reported by the Kansas City Business Journal: "The Kansas City area's four casinos posted combined revenue of $64.4 million in March, up 4 percent from $61.7 million a year earlier, according to statistics from the Misso....


Crown Macau Opening Delayed - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

MACAU – As reported by the Australian: "James Packer's Asian gaming joint venture has decided to delay the opening of its $300 million Crown Macau casino project by about six months to next April."Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd and its partner, L....


Gaming Revenue: Super February for State Casinos - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireThe last few days of Chinese New Year and a raucous Super Bowl weekend gave Nevada casinos their highest February gaming revenue total ever and the second straight month that resorts collectively won more than $....


New Sports Book Platform Debuts at Red Rock - Tuesday 18th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Network InstallationCorp. (OTC Bulletin Board: NWKI) announced today that subsidiary KelleyTechnologies' patent-pending, next generation Race & Sports Book platformwill be unveiled at the grand opening of Station Casinos' $925 millio....


Station Casinos Enters into Accelerated Stock Buyback Program - Tuesday 18th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS Station Casinos, Inc. (NYSE:STN) announced today that it repurchased approximately $232 million of its common stock from Goldman Sachs & Co. ("Goldman Sachs") in a private transaction in connection with an accelerated stock buyback ("AS....


Nevada Megabucks Jackpots Over $17 Million - Sunday 16th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS –- The Nevada MegabucksJackpot went over the $17 million mark this past weekend and continues togrow every day. Since its Nevada debut in spring 1986, Megabucks(R) has paid more than$518 million in primary jackpots to 65 winners. No....


Multimedia Games Appoints New Chairman - Sunday 16th of April 2006

AUSTIN, Texas Multimedia Games, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGAM) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has appointed Michael J. Maples, Sr., 63, to the position of Chairman of the Board. Mr. Maples has served as a director since August 10, 200....


Bally Technologies Signs Deal with Boyd Gaming - Sunday 16th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Bally Technologies (NYSE: BYI) announced today it has signed a contract with Boyd Gaming Corp. (NYSE: BYD) to provide complete casino management, slot accounting and bonusing solutions across all Boyd Gaming properties nationwide in....


Riviera Merger Hits a Snag - Sunday 16th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – As reported by the Denver Business Journal: "The largest shareholder of Riviera Holdings Corp. is refusing to back the company's merger plan. "The parent of Riviera Black Hawk Casino, Riviera Holdings of Las Vegas has agreed to be acqu....


MGM Mirage Hosts 2006 Diversity Expo - Sunday 16th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – MGM Mirage will host its third Diversity Expo next month in Las Vegas at The Mirage Events Center. The Expo will feature all of the company's properties and corporate units including Construction, Corporate Retail and Corporate Purch....


Vegas Boom Going Upscale - Sunday 16th of April 2006

By Liz Benston By Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunThe Las Vegas building boom under way will usher in a slew of new luxury properties over the next five years, continuing a transformation from Middle America playground to the desert version of Sout....


Chinese Police Crackdown on Soccer Gambling - Sunday 16th of April 2006

BEIJING, China – As reported by Xinhua: "Chinese police will join sports authorities in a nationwide fight against soccer gambling which has beleaguered the country's professional league. "In a recent joint circular issued by the Ministry of Pu....


Analyst: Harrah's Could Outperform Rivals - Sunday 16th of April 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by Reuters: "Shares of Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's biggest casino operator, could outperform many of its rivals over the next year or 18 months, Barron's reported in its April 10 edition."…Wahid Chammas, an an....


Seminole Hard Rock Casino May Face Lawsuit - Sunday 16th of April 2006

FLORIDA – As reported by the Miami Herald: "Davie's town attorney has been asked to research whether the town can sue the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino over noise issues."After listening to residents' complaints, Davie is working on several fr....


Rockaway Beach Casino Supporters Try Again - Sunday 16th of April 2006

MISSOURI – As reported by the Springfield News-Leader: "The prospect of drawing visitors to Rockaway Beach by putting a casino there is getting another push from supporters who hope to interest a developer in financing another drive to get it befo....


Tax Assessments Soar for Gaming Companies - Saturday 15th of April 2006

Las Vegas Gaming WireClark County casino companies' taxable property values are rising at a record clip. However, the companies' tax assessments are rising faster than the taxes they owe, thanks to a year-old law designed to cap commercial and resid....


Kansas Casino Closing Rejected - Saturday 15th of April 2006

KANSAS – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "Federal appellate court judges ruled Friday that Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline had no authority to raid and close a tribal casino in downtown Kansas City, Kan., two years ago."'There was no lega....


Red Rock Casino Signs Exclusive Deal with JCM - Saturday 15th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – When the world's newest casino, theRed Rock Casino Resort Spa, opens in Las Vegas this month, the casino floorwill be protected by the most secure technology available, thanks to JCMAmerican's Universal Bill Acceptor (UBA(TM)). The c....


Eriksson to Act on Bets Rift - Saturday 15th of April 2006

LONDON, UK As reported by the Daily Mirror: "Sven Goran Eriksson's World Cup preparations are facing the nightmare spectre of a £700,000 ($1,043,092)betting rift between strikers Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney."Rooney is refusing to pay the huge de....


Pennsylvania Developer Pledges Profits to Community - Saturday 15th of April 2006

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – Going well above its previouslystated commitment to invest $380 million to build Riverwalk Casino, to makemore than $1.3 billion in lease payments to Penn's Landing Corporation andto add almost 1,000 new jobs, the Pe....


Player City Launches High Roller Promo - Saturday 15th of April 2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Player City has started an outstanding promotion to benefit the High Rollers. When a player deposits the minimum deposit of $1,500, Player City then matches the deposit 50% up to $1,000. The player then must wager 18 times depo....


Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $220 Million - Saturday 15th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – A total of 1,147,854 ticketswon prizes in the Tuesday, April 11, 2006 Mega Millions drawing, as playersfrom coast to coast are watching the jackpot grow. Since no ticket matchedall six numbers to win the estimated $189 million ja....


Powerball Sets Another Record - Saturday 15th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – Just when it seemed as if thePowerball game had broken all records, yet another milestone has been setwith the current jackpot of $220 million: It's the first time twoconsecutive jackpots have surpassed $200 million. The stagg....


Powerball Jackpot Reaches $220 Million - Saturday 15th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues tojump higher exciting players all across the country. No one hit the jackpotSaturday, but 929,494 players across the nation won a total of more than$10.1 million in prizes in America's Game. Be....


Bingo Fantasy Successfully Migrates to Playtech Platform - Wednesday 12th of April 2006

NICOSIA, Cyprus – Bingo Fantasy recently announcedthe successful completion of its migration to a Playtechbingo software platform, also joining Playtech's bingonetwork, Bingoland.com. Launched originally in September of2001, Bingo Fantasy is a l....


Pinnacle Unveils Philadelphia Development Plan - Wednesday 12th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) today unveiled a dramatic conceptual plan for the casino entertainment center it intends to build on the Delaware Riverfront in Philadelphia, subject to selection and licensing by the Pennsylv....


Full House Resorts Acquire Stockman's Casino - Wednesday 12th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Full House Resorts, Inc. (AMEX: FLL) and James R. Peters, Trustee of the James R Peters Family Trust, today announced that they have entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement under which Full House will acquire all of the outstanding s....


Florida Should Listen to the Experts - Wednesday 12th of April 2006

It always amazes me that highly intelligent men and women make and interpret laws without having the slightest idea what they are doing. Actually, that is unfair. Judges and regulators try to do what is right, although they are often limited by st....


Stakes and Steaks Are Great in Northwest Indiana - Wednesday 12th of April 2006

The casino destinations in Northwest Indiana have a lot more to offer than just gambling. Each of them, over the course of a decade, has broadened their entertainment horizons, especially when it comes to dining.The signature restaurants at the four....


Slot Opponent Holds IGT Stock - Wednesday 12th of April 2006

OHIO – As reported by the Columbus Dispatch: "Although he opposes potential November ballot initiatives to permit slot machines at Ohio's horse-racing tracks, Republican gubernatorial candidate J. Kenneth Blackwell holds stock in the world's lead....


Deck Stacked Against Slots in Massachusetts - Wednesday 12th of April 2006

MASSACHUSETTS – As reported by the Boston Herald: "House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi stacked the deck against slot machines by inserting three loyalists onto a key committee the day before it cast a crucial vote in the downfall of the gambling measu....


St. Louis Gambling Market Grows - Wednesday 12th of April 2006

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – As reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Without a doubt, the thirst for gambling is growing in the St. Louis area."Bets are up. Revenue is rising. And St. Louis is moving up on the list of the nation's top gambling marke....


Grand Casino Biloxi to Reopen in August - Wednesday 12th of April 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "Grand Casino Biloxi opening by Aug. 17"Harrah's Entertainment plans to spend $85 million to $90 million to reopen the Grand Casino Biloxi on or before Aug. 17."That's the word from Thoma....


Miller Developments Aims for Glasgow Casino - Wednesday 12th of April 2006

SCOTLAND – As reported by the UK Herald: "Major property developer is hoping to steal a march on Glasgow's big three would-be super-casino operators by locating a new gambling and leisure complex in the centre of the city."The firm yesterday divul....


Ohio Casino Project Moves Forward - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

MASSILLON, Ohio – As reported by Canton Repository: "A casino resort project's future could rest with the voters. "The Eastern Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma and local businessman Steve DiPietro have proposed a casino resort development to city officia....


Everest Casino Launches Spring Tournament - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

MONTREAL, Quebec – Everest Casino has launched its April spring tournament, featuring its Faerie Tale video slot machine.Registration is free - all players need to do is enter coupon code FATE5 with any deposit and start playing any of the Faeri....


All Iowa Counties Get Gambling Money - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

IOWA – As reported by KIMT News: "Worth County isn't the only county in our area getting money from the casino. "All counties that don't have a casino, get one half of one percent of the gaming tax revenue from all casinos in the state. "Thi....


Penn National Execs Reveal Hollywood-Themed Casino Plans - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Chambersburg Public Opinion: "Executives from Penn National Race Course tried to sell state gaming regulators Thursday on their plans for a Hollywood-themed slots parlor at the Dauphin County racetrack....


32Red Sponsors of Aston Villa - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – The UK facing online casino and poker operator, 32Red Plc ("32Red" or "the Company") has reached conditional agreement to be the new official club sponsor of Premiership football club Aston Villa. The two year sponsorship deal i....


Vegas Five-Tower Project Begins - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

by Hubble Smith Las Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Chet Nichols hears a lot of talk about the demand for high-rise luxury condos as second homes for people coming to Las Vegas."How many people can really afford to buy a $750,000 home that they use six ....


Celebrity Chef Plans $400 Million Project - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

by Hubble SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Celebrity chef and entrepreneur Charlie Palmer has always liked the restaurant business because he could see immediate results of his work.He's going to have to wait a couple of years in his newest ende....


Rhode Island Town Council Meets with Developers - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

JOHNSTON, Rhode Island – As reported by the Providence Journal: "The Town Council will meet tonight to entertain a preliminary agreement with Donald Trump and the other developers who are seeking to build a 120,000-square-foot casino in town."Unde....


Riv Acquisition Holdings Pays $426.5 million for Casinos - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

by Chris JonesLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS The Riviera's parent company on Thursday said it agreed to sell the 2,070-room hotel-casino after several months of on-again, off-again negotiations.The buyer, an upper-end private investment group known....


Las Vegas Sands May Sell Shares - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by Reuters: "Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's biggest casino firm by market value, may raise as much as $1.44 billion in a share sale or up to $3.24 billion in debt if it wins the rights for Singapore's first casino. "'We....


Churchill Downs Moves Simulcasting - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

KENTUCKY – As reported by Business First: "Churchill Downs' simulcast wagering temporarily has been moved to the company's Trackside location at 4520 Poplar Level Road. "…The move was made to allow Churchill Downs to prepare for the Kentucky Der....


MTR Gaming Group COO of Nevada Operations - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

CHESTER, West Virginia MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (Nasdaq National Market:MNTG) today announced that William H. Robinson has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Company's Nevada operations.Mr. Robinson brings to MTR an impressive 30-year ba....


Ameristar Casino Debuts in Black Hawk - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

BLACK HAWK, Colorado – Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCA) today proudly debuted its newly renovated and expanded Black Hawk casino and announced the details of its 33-story, 536-room, four-diamond-quality hotel. The Company plans to begin co....


Tioga Downs Gets Loan - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

HOUSTON, Texas – Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (AMEX:UWN), today announced that Tioga Downs Racetrack has obtained a bridge loan from RCG Longview II, L.P. in the principal amount of $20,000,000. The Loan is secured by Tioga Downs Racetrack LLC's....


Internet Gaming Bill Receives Resistance in House Subcommittee Hearing - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

By Aaron ToddRep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) brought legislation proposing restrictive measures on Internet gambling before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on Wednesday after....


Woman Wins $500,000 Slot Jackpot - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

JACKSON, California – As reported by the Stockton Record: "A Lodi woman received an unexpected anniversary gift Tuesday: $500,000."Carmelee Wolf was down to her last $2 playing the Millioni$er penny-slot machine and bet it all to win the half-mill....


County May Appeal Casino's Trust Status - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

MINNESOTA – As reported by the Grand Forks Herald: "Mahnomen (Minn.) County board is considering an appeal against the Shooting Star Casino's recent approval for trust status."The federal recognition means the casino, owned by the White Earth Band....


MGM Grand Detroit Design Revealed - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

DETROIT, Michigan – As reported by the Detroit News: "The new permanent MGM Grand Detroit Casino under construction now will be 17-stories high designed in a somewhat art-deco style."In a rendering prepared by MGM-Mirage, the hotel/casino/entertai....


GameAccount Appoints New CEO - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – GameAccount, the world's largest integrated network of skill-based P2P games, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Dale as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Kevin Dale succeeds John Jones, under whose manageme....


Anti-Gambling Foe Defends Proposal - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

by Tony BattLas Vegas Gaming WireWASHINGTON, DC After originally expressing reservations about a bill that would outlaw Internet gambling, a Department of Justice official on Wednesday appeared to modify his view during a congressional hearing.Bru....


Red Rock Resort Gets Solid Reviews - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

by Rod SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Rave reviews from Wall Street analysts for Red Rock Resort sent Station Casinos shares soaring Wednesday.Station Casinos held a well-attended sneak preview for analysts Tuesday at its newest property, whic....


Celebrities' Casino Plan Falls Apart - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

MONTREAL, Quebec – As reported by the Montreal Gazette: "The casino project that Brad Pitt and George Clooney have been talking about for ages does now seem to have fallen apart. But there's no evidence that the two stars have had a falling-out ov....


Powerball Jackpot Reaches $195 Million - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

UNITED STATES –- The Powerball jackpot continues toclimb. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 853,497players across the nation won a total of more than $7.5 million in prizes inAmerica's favorite Game. Two lucky players ....


Las Vegas Poll Results Revealed - Tuesday 11th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – What's On, The Las Vegas Guide, theleading visitor and entertainment resource for Las Vegas in publication since1954, announced the winners of its 7th annual Visitors' Choice Awards poll.Readers selected their Vegas favorites in a re....


Network Installation Awarded Vegas Contract - Monday 10th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Network Installation Corp.(OTC Bulletin Board: NWKI), today announced that its wholly owned subsidiaryKelley Technologies has been awarded a project for a major Las Vegas resorthotel and casino. The scope of the project includes pro....


Woman Wins InterCasino.com Slot Jackpot - Monday 10th of April 2006

LONDON – When there is a huge sum of money up for grabs, it is only a matter of time before someone takes it home. And that's just what happened to Kathy L. on April 1, as she claimed a cool $280,927 at the famous Rags To Riches Progressive Slo....


Harrah's New Orleans Hosts Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown - Monday 10th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS The NBC cable network Bravo begins taping today the new season of its hit series "Celebrity Poker Showdown" at Harrah's New Orleans and announced plans to donate $1 million to charities benefiting victims of Hurricane Katrina, Harrah's ....


Riviera Holdings Agrees to Acquisition - Monday 10th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Riviera Holdings Corporation (Amex: RIV) and Riv Acquisition Holdings Inc., a company owned by a private investment group, today announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which all of the outstanding shares....


Las Vegas Sands Adds Barneys NY - Monday 10th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), owner of the famed Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, announced today that Barneys New York will open a flagship store in the company's new Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino currently being constructed next to....


Delaware Slots Going Non-stop - Monday 10th of April 2006

DOVER, Delaware – As reported by the Delaware State News: "The slot machine facilities at Delaware's three horse tracks have begun operating virtually around the clock, taking advantage of a new state law aimed at keeping First State casinos compe....


Lakes Receives $2.6 Million Settlement - Monday 10th of April 2006

MINNESOTA – As reported by the St. Paul Business Journal: "Lakes Entertainment Inc. has received $2.6 million from the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to settle a dispute over a casino deal in that state, the company said. "The tribe hired Lak....


Bally Technologies Game Approved - Monday 10th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS –- Bally Technologies, Inc.(NYSE: BYI) announced today that its innovative new multi-level progressivevideo slot game, Hot Shot Progressive, has received Nevada, Mississippi,Ontario, Michigan and Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)....


EU Calls for Opening Up Sports Gambling - Monday 10th of April 2006

BRUSSELS As reported by Xinhua: "The European Commission (EC) on Tuesday announced it would take legal action against several European Union (EU) countries on preventing foreign firms from entering sports gambling. "In a press release, the EU's....


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PPA Pushes for Poker Players' Rights During Events on Capitol Hill - Monday 10th of April 2006

By Aaron Todd The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) hasn't gone all-in, but it has raised the stakes. The alliance, which boasts 20,000 paying members, was represented by its president, Michael Bolcerek, and three prominent professionals on Tuesday on Ca....


New South Carolina Casino Boat Sets Sail - Monday 10th of April 2006

SOUTH CAROLINA – As reported by the Myrtle Beach Sun News: "A new gambling boat could begin sailing from the Little River docks today, just weeks after Horry County Council decided not to ban such operations. "The Diamond Girl II will replace the ....


Over 500 Gambling Outlets to be Closed in Moscow Shortly - Monday 10th of April 2006

MOSCOW As reported by Itar-Tass: "More than 500 gambling establishments will be closed in Moscow City within the next two months for encroachments on the city's law that regulates the work of casinos and game machine outlets, Deputy Moscow Mayor Io....


California Band Appeals Casino Injury Ruling - Monday 10th of April 2006

CAMPO INDIAN RESERVATION, California – As reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune: "Arguing that state judges are overreaching into tribal jurisdiction, the Campo Indian band has decided to ask the California Supreme Court to overturn last month's....


Gaming Board Employees Say Web Postings Pry on Privacy - Monday 10th of April 2006

TRENTON, New Jersey As reported by the Home News Tribune: "A group of Casino Control Commission employees has filed a federal lawsuit that seeks to stop the state from posting their personal financial-disclosure statements online."Saying they feari....


Wynn Sells Macau Casino Rights to Australia's PBL for $900 Million - Monday 10th of April 2006

MACAU As reported by MSNBC: "Casino operator Wynn Resorts says it has agreed to sell the right to build a casino in Macau to Australian entertainment group Publishing and Broadcasting Limited for 900 million dollars. "The deal is still subject to M....


Iowa Casino Bets on Minnesotans - Monday 10th of April 2006

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "The Diamond Jo Casino opens this week in rural Worth County, trying to lure thousands of Minnesotans across the state border with farm-style meals and old-fashioned slot machines."Leaders ....


Gettysburg Hearings Begin - Monday 10th of April 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Evening Sun: "Chance Enterprises public relations consultant Greg Beuerman has had a busy couple of days. "He's been preparing for today's public hearing, when the state Gaming Control Board will hear testimony fr....


U.S. Ignores WTO Ruling on Internet Gambling - Monday 10th of April 2006

ANTIGUA AND USA As reported by the Kansas City Star: "The United States has apparently ignored an April 3 deadline imposed by the World Trade Organization to stop discriminating against Internet casinos based in foreign countries."What happens nex....


Belle Rock Auctions Offer Huge Prizes - Monday 10th of April 2006

GIBRALTAR –- Last month it was two cars and lots ofcash, and this month, well this month there's no telling what you could win atBelle Rock Entertainment Auctions. Continuing the wildly popular rewardprogram that gives every player at any of the....


Poker Syndicate Names Spokesperson - Monday 10th of April 2006

LONDON – IGV Limited, (privately held), which ownsand operates the web sites PokerSyndicate.com and ImperialPoker.com,announced today that Vincent "Vinny Nap" Napolitano, has officially joinedPoker Syndicate as the Site's official spokesperson. ....


Gambling Website Seeks to Enlarge its Empire - Monday 10th of April 2006

UK As reported by the Guardian: "Empire Online is on the hunt for acquisitions, armed with the £250m it won in a legal settlement with rival PartyGaming this year. "...It was the subject of two abandoned takeover bids last year. At the top of its ....


Erste Bank Exercised Betbull Shares Option - Monday 10th of April 2006

LONDON – Erste Bank exercised all of its 105,000options on new ordinary shares of betbull - The European Betting ExchangePlc on 30 March 2006. The options were part of the compensation package forErste Bank as lead arranger and book runner for t....


MonkeyBet Plans Move to Vegas - Monday 10th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – MonkeyBet.com, a leading online poker, sports betting, and online casino gambling destination is making a move into Las Vegas. Tentatively scheduled for a grand opening in early 2008, MonkeyBet has completed negotiations to buy a par....


Universal Joins Genting's Singapore Bid - Sunday 9th of April 2006

SINGAPORE As reported by Reuters: "Genting International (SES:GNTG.SI) has roped in theme park giant Universal Studios for its bid to build Singapore's first casino, the company inadvertently revealed at a press briefing on Wednesday."Genting and ....


Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $162 Million - Sunday 9th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot is growing even larger,and Mega Millions players from coast to coast are the winners! A total of975,307 tickets won prizes in the Tuesday, April 4, 2006 drawing. Since noticket matched all six numbers to win the jac....


Muckleshoot Tribe Ready to Expand - Thursday 6th of April 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the King County Journal: "The Muckleshoot Tribe has two construction projects under way at its casino property near Auburn geared to expanding already large tribal gaming revenues."A new Muckleshoot Bingo Hall is under ....


Isle of Capri's Bid Hits Airwaves - Thursday 6th of April 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "The battle for the Pittsburgh casino has hit the airwaves. "Pittsburgh First, the nonprofit group championing Isle of Capri's bid for the city's slot machine license, began a....


Confusion Over Gaming Machines - Thursday 6th of April 2006

SOUTH CAROLINA – As reported by the Rock Hill Herald: "When authorities seized 464 gaming machines from 13 York County business on March 2, they encouraged local machine owners to get rid of the remaining games they said were illegal. "But a month....


Horse Coalition Tries Again for Casino - Thursday 6th of April 2006

KENTUCKY – As reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal: "A horse-industry group that spent about $1.4 million in an unsuccessful effort to bring casino gambling to Kentucky is expected to stick together for another attempt. "Views vary about the....


City Watch Means Safer Casinos - Thursday 6th of April 2006

LAUGHLIN, Nevada As reported by News West: "Local casinos now have an improved system to develop and implement emergency response plans as required by Nevada law."Utilizing a software database program known as City Watch, developed by Las Vegas Met....


NIGC Approves Lakes Entertainment Deal - Thursday 6th of April 2006

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq:LACO) announced today that it has received notification from the National Indian Gaming Commission that it has approved Lakes management agreement with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indian....


Gateway Casinos Buys Casino - Thursday 6th of April 2006

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – As reported by the Canadian Press: "Gateway Casinos Income Fund (TSX:GCI.UN) has signed a deal to buy a hotel and casino in suburban Vancouver for $106.3 million in cash and units. "The Vancouver-based casino fund sai....


Gettysburg Council Supports Casino - Thursday 6th of April 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Pennsylvania Evening Sun: "The Gettysburg Borough Council agreed to testify in favor of a proposed slots casino in adjacent Straban Township after casino investors sweetened the deal by offering to sign an agreeme....


World Poker Exchange Plans New Pricing Method - Thursday 6th of April 2006

ST. JOHNS, Antigua – World Poker Exchangeannounced today a major pricing initiative thatthreatens to radically transform the $5.5-billion online poker industry.Called "No Rake Poker," the World Poker Exchange plan poses a direct challengeto stan....


More Sites Receive eCOGRA Seal - Thursday 6th of April 2006

NEW YORK – Poker players across the world willnow find the familiar eCOGRA "Play It Safe" seal on 7 more quality Internetpoker sites belonging to some of the most successful and reliable onlinegaming groups in the business. Bringing to 76 the....


July Bombings Keep Punters Out of the Casino - Thursday 6th of April 2006

LONDON, UK As reported by the Guardian: "Gamblers have stayed away from the capital's high-rolling Les Ambassadeurs casino since last year's July bombings on the underground and bus network, hitting profits at London Clubs International."The compan....


Normandie Casino Goes to Vegas - Thursday 6th of April 2006

The Normandie Casino goes to Las Vegas.It all got started in September of 2005 when the Normandie Casino was designated as one of the Satellite Card clubs to send a representative to the 5 Million Dollar World Poker Tournament at the Bellagio Reso....


Kiwi Bingo Launches UK Site - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

Kiwi Bingo has just launched Kiwi Bingo UK, and the UK online bingo community is already buzzing about it. Kiwi Bingo UK is a tailored specifically for UK (£) players – and it's already amongst the best online UK bingo sites. Just go there and ....


Tiger-Casino.com Relaunches - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

Online casino www.Tiger-Casino.com has been re-launched with new and exciting Flash software featuring over 45 popular casino games. Furthermore, in addition to its English version Tiger Casino now offers localized editions in Spanish and Hebrew, ....


MGM Mirage Names Chief Procurement Officer - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – MGM Mirage today announced the appointment of Teresa Reynolds as Chief Procurement Officer. In this newly created position, Reynolds will be responsible for leading a strategic sourcing team that will leverage procurement activity th....


Betting on a Regeneration Jackpot - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

SCOTLAND, UK As reported by the BBC: "Will a Scottish council win the super casino licence? "A number of Scottish councils have decided to bid for the government's new super casino licence - gambling on winning it, bringing in tourists and getting ....


Hard Rock Casino Report Denied - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

NEW JERSEY – As reported by the New Jersey Courier Post: "Investment banking giant Morgan Stanley has reached a tentative agreement to buy 20 acres fronting the boardwalk in the South Inlet from developer Tom Scannapieco of New Hope, Pa. "The site....


Michigan Casino Challenge Headed to Supreme Court - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

PETOSKEY, Michigan – As reported by the Traverse City Record Eagle: "An ongoing court battle over whether Indians behind Petoskey's Victories Casino should be able to open a second gambling operation elsewhere is not over, and may have implicatio....


Ojibwa Casino Design Revealed - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

NEGAUNEE, Michigan – As reported by the Mining Journal: "Preliminary designs for the proposed Ojibwa II Casino are complete. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's new, 135,000- square-foot facility at the former county airport in Negaunee Township w....


Local Economy: Casinos See Tax-Cap Trap - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

by Rod SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireNEVADA Clark County casino companies' taxable property values are rising at a record clip, outpacing anything ever seen in Nevada. However, the companies' tax assessments are rising faster than the taxes they owe, t....


$2.6 Million Poker Room to Open at The Venetian - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireThe Venetian's third attempt at operating a poker room might be the charm but also the most expensive.The Strip casino joins the realm of Las Vegas resorts adding space for poker players Sunday when it unveils a....


Casino Pushed for Harrogate - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

HARROGATE, United Kingdom – As reported by the Yorkshire Post: "A casino is being mooted as another way to ensure Harrogate retains its place in the top five of the UK's league table of conference and exhibition venues, which brings about £160 mi....


Tinian Casino Deal Signed - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

TINIAN – As reported by the Saipan Tribune: "The Fitial administration signed last week a memorandum of agreement with Baltimore-based Cordish Company for a $200-million casino and golf course project on Tinian. "Gov. Benigno R. Fitial said the ag....


Offers For Aztar Just Not Enough - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireGaming observers said Friday they believe Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment will have to increase its $2.1 billion offer to buy Aztar Corp., or settle for about $55 million in compensation to walk away from ....


Vietnamese Company Plans Stock Offering - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

VIETNAM – As reported by the Thanh Nien Daily: "The Hoang Gia International joint-stock company, a casino and hotel developer, is going to raise US$20 million for expansion at its initial public offering (IPO) next month, the company announced Mon....


London Clubs Sells Casino - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by CatererSearch: "London Clubs International (LCL) has sold its Les Ambassadeurs casino in London's Mayfair to investment vehicle Twinwood for £115m. "…Les Ambassadeurs' new owner is believed to be Indonesian tobac....


Gaming and Casino Fund Gets Ticker Symbol - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

NEW YORK The Gaming and Casino Fund (Nasdaq:GACFX), the new no-load mutual fund, was assigned NASDAQ ticker symbol GACFX and has begun operations. It is the first and only mutual fund to specialize in the Gaming and Casino Industry. The Fund open....


Jeff Simpson Analyzes the Players in the Bid for a Singapore casino - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

by Jeff SimpsonBy Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunAlthough Singapore likely won't match the size of Macau's casino market, the pair of sites offered by Singapore may end up being two of the most lucrative in the world. Limited competition and the s....


Wave of Violence Puts Casino Clubs in Doubt - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

MELBOURNE, Australia As reported by the Australian: "The future of nightclubs in Australia's largest entertainment complex, Crown in Melbourne, has been threatened by yet another violent incident over the weekend."Two policemen were forced to use c....


Optimize Room Occupancy to Maximize Casino Revenues - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

This is a continuation of my series on how to tweak bottom line profits for your casino. Managing a casino today is much more complicated than in the past. Before, the primary emphasis was always on game security and preventing internal theft. Tod....


Player City Launches Online - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

Player City has entered the arena of online casino gaming with a fresh Web design provided by Kurt Clark Inc. a design firm of Indiana.Player City opens with over one hundred offerings including slot machines, video poker, poker and more. Player ....


Ameristar Casinos Makes All-Cash Bid for Aztar - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCA) announced today that it has proposed to acquire Aztar Corporation (NYSE: AZR) for $42.00 per common share. The all-cash proposal values Aztar at approximately $2.25 billion, including the assump....


Century Casinos Closes Second South African Casino Deal - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY; VSE) announced today that the Company's South African subsidiary, Century Casinos Africa (Pty) Ltd. ("CCA"), has completed the previously announced acquisition of 60% of all issu....


The Lowdown on New Jackpot Party Progressive Slots - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

WMS Gaming's new Jackpot Party multi-tier mystery progressive video game has become one of the most popular slots at casinos around the country, including properties in the Chicago area. The main attraction is the bonus game, ....


Poker Players Alliance Gives Poker Enthusiasts Voice to Oppose Congressional Legislation - Wednesday 5th of April 2006

By Aaron ToddApproximately 70 million Americans from every segment of the population play poker. Recent legislation introduced on Capitol Hill, however, could affect the ability of the American public to play poker online, and poker players are star....


$2.25 Billion Bid is Third Buyout Proposal for Owner of Tropicana - Tuesday 4th of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireAn aging lady that couldn't get a date for more than a year now has a full dance card. Las Vegas-based Ameristar Casinos on Monday became the third gaming company submitting a proposal to acquire Aztar Corp., bi....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $174 Million - Tuesday 4th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues to growbigger and bigger exciting players all across the country. No one hit thejackpot Saturday, but 800,964 players across the nation won a total of morethan $7.6 million in prizes in America's ....


Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $138 Million - Tuesday 4th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – Mega Millions players from coast tocoast are feeling the excitement as the jackpot continues to grow. WhenFriday's winning numbers were drawn, they turned 870,263 tickets into MegaMillions winners, including nine tickets that ca....


Another Day Added to Pennsylvania Hearings - Monday 3rd of April 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – Because of overwhelming publicinterest in gaming facilities proposed for the Philadelphia area, thePennsylvania Gaming Control Board will add a fourth day of hearings on theapplications, Anne LaCour Neeb, Executive Dir....


TV Host Earns World Poker Challenge Seat - Monday 3rd of April 2006

MANSFIELD, Texas – Tom Schneider, host ofTexas' first and only televised poker tournament series, TrueTexasPoker,outlasted a field of 589 players to earn a spot on the televised final tableat the World Poker Challenge in Reno, NV. "I believe ....


No Clear Favorite for Final Four - Monday 3rd of April 2006

NEW YORK – In the most unpredictable NCAAbasketball tournament ever, Americans are betting predictably, which is tosay, they don't know which of the four teams to bet on to win the championshipon Monday night. With upsets and Cinderella teams wr....


Blue Square Re-launches Website - Monday 3rd of April 2006

March 29th 2006 saw the re-launch of Bluesq.com. The re-branding exercise coincided with a complete overhaul of functionality and was as a direct response to customer feedback and future gaming requirements of the brand. The new-look modern sit....


Choctaw Casino Durant Implements GSA Protocol - Monday 3rd of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – The crown jewel in the ChoctawNation's collection of casinos, Choctaw Casino Durant, has joined an elitegroup of Class II operators in North America to implement the Gaming StandardAssociation's System-to-System (S2S) protocol. The p....


WSOP Champ Wins Extreme Poker Challenge - Monday 3rd of April 2006

KEMI, Finland – Robert Varkonyi, the 2002 WorldSeries of Poker Champion, is accustomed to keeping his cool under pressure,but today's InterPoker.com Extreme Poker Challenge forced him to heat thingsup in order to stay alive. In a dramatic come-....


NLOP Launches Free Online Site - Monday 3rd of April 2006

FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts – Responding to the increasingdemand for online poker alternatives, The National League of Poker (NLOP)announced the formal launch of its completely free online poker portalNLOP.com. The announcement includes the launc....


Harrah's Eyes More Atlantic City Investments - Monday 3rd of April 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by Reuters: "Harrah's Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:HET), which has begun a $550 million expansion at one of its Atlantic City casinos, plans to invest further in the New Jersey gambling haven, the company's chie....


Michigan Tribal Casino Expansion Update - Monday 3rd of April 2006

In December of last year, I provided an update on the permanent casino plans in Detroit, Michigan. After publishing that column I received several inquiries as to what other casino developments are pending in Michigan, specifically related to the ....


Vegas Visitors' Spending Shows 15 Percent Rise - Monday 3rd of April 2006

by Chris JonesLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS If the love of money is truly the root of all evil, go ahead and slide Las Vegas a few steps closer to hell.Thanks to some lavish spending by last year's out-of-town guests, there's a helluva lot more ....


Seven Springs Mountain Resorts Unveils Design - Monday 3rd of April 2006

CHAMPION, Pennsylvania – Officials from Seven SpringsMountain Resort today unveiled the exterior design of a planned $5.4 millioncasino that would create approximately 350 new jobs for local citizens andgenerate millions in property tax relief f....


Lipscomb to Deliver Keynote Speech at Poker Congress - Monday 3rd of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – The organizers of the World PokerCongress last week announced that Steve Lipscomb, president of the World PokerTour, will deliver a keynote speech at the event, scheduled for June 27 - 28,2006 at the City Conference Center in Stockho....


Arlington Park Names New President - Monday 3rd of April 2006

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois – Arlington Park has named Roy A. Arnold president of the historic Chicago-area racetrack and its network of Trackside off-track betting ("OTB") facilities. The announcement was made today by Arlington Park Chairman R....


VendingData Signs Stock Deal - Monday 3rd of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – VendingData(TM) Corporation(Amex: VNX), announced today that it has entered into agreements for an $18million private placement of common stock and debt. Pursuant to a definitive Note Purchase Agreement entered into between theCom....


Slots24 Brings New Spin to Casino Games - Monday 3rd of April 2006

The new place to play is Slots24.com, where winning is easier than ever. With thrilling instant play casino games that you won't find anywhere else, a fantastic welcome bonus and regular player promotions, Slots24 brings a brand new spin on winni....


Billions Urged for Casinos in Singapore - Monday 3rd of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireSINGAPORE Singapore's first casino could become one of the most expensive gaming projects ever constructed, based on statements released Thursday by two of the four companies competing to build a resort complex ....


Turquise Development, Carib Gaming Sign Deal - Monday 3rd of April 2006

NEW PORT RICHEY, Florida – TurquoiseDevelopment Company (OTC Pink Sheets: TQDC) announced that it has entered intoan agreement to purchase a 25% stake in Carib Gaming. Carib Gaming is thelargest land-based gaming operator on the Turks & Caicos ....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $152 Million - Monday 3rd of April 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow and grow. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening,740,025 players across the nation won a total of more than $6 million inprizes in America's favorite Game. One lucky pl....


Las Vegas Sands Submits $3.6 Billion Bid - Monday 3rd of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) announced today the company has formally submitted its proposal to the Singapore Government to build an integrated resort at Marina Bay in Singapore. Demonstrating its long-term commitment to Singapo....


Rockaway Beach Moves Towards Casino - Monday 3rd of April 2006

ROCKAWAY BEACH, Missouri – As reported by the Branson Daily News: "On Monday, the city of Rockaway Beach took a step toward building a 'mixed-use facility that would include a casino,' while preserving the resources the city already has on the lak....


Object 9 Recognized for Casino Rouge Project - Monday 3rd of April 2006

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – ReBrand 100, an international awards competition established to recognize the world's 100 most effective rebranding campaigns, recently presented Object 9 with a Merit award for identity work the firm produced for Casino....


Talking Poker With Mike Sexton - Sunday 2nd of April 2006

By Ryan McLane Growing up during the Baywatch years made meeting Carmen Electra an obvious highlight in the life of this 24-year old poker reporter, but chatting with Mike Sexton at the opening of Foxwoods Resort Casino's new World Poker Tour Pok....


Slot Game Makers Bet on Technology - Sunday 2nd of April 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Slot machines based on "Wheel of Fortune" and "Men in Black" are apparently going to be around for awhile.A recent survey of slot floor managers by a Wall Street investment house shows casinos are reluc....


Foxwoods CEO Retires - Sunday 2nd of April 2006

MASHANTUCKET, Connecticut – As reported by the Norwich Bulletin: "William Sherlock, president and chief executive officer of Foxwoods Resort Casino for the last six years, has announced he will retire at the end of the year."Under Sherlock's tenur....


Reno Problem Gambling Center Cites High Demand - Sunday 2nd of April 2006

RENO, Nevada As reported by the Associated Press: "Officials at a new problem gambling center in Reno said demand for treatment is high and there's already a waiting list of people seeking help. "The center that officially began taking patients ear....


Experts: Massachusetts Slots a Good Bet - Sunday 2nd of April 2006

BOSTON, Massachusetts – As reported by the Lowell Sun: "If Massachusetts legislators legalize slot machines, experts say, it's not a question of whether an Indian tribe will seek to open a casino. It's a matter of when. "A nod to Class III gaming,....